Kuumba Festival 2019
Uplifting the legacy of our ancestors
June 28-30 2019
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR QUEEN MOTHER "IYALODE" NKECHI AJANAKU
June 28 Downtown Market square
June 29th and 30th Morningside Park
Our mission was developed from the need to provide the African American community and the
Greater East Tennessee community incentive to promote social change through
culturally specific artistic programming and development.
African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. (AAAA, Inc.) is a twenty-nine year old, non profit 501(c)3 cultural arts grassroots organization that focuses on positive social, economic and community development
by utilizing creative methods of education through cultural artistic programming and development. AAAA specializes in the presentation and development of cultural art forms in the African Diaspora i.e.
traditional African art forms, Caribbean, South American, and African American.
African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. coordinates and produces three primary projects:
The KUUMBA Festival, the Kuumba Watoto Urban Youth Institute / Kuumba Kamp and Haley Heritage Square International Literary and Storytelling Festival / Haley Heritage Square